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Teacher Orchestration Load: What Is It and How Can We Lower the Burden?

This report provides details of a workshop conducted as an online pre-conference event during the ISLS Annual Meeting 2021. The workshop consisted of two main adjoining parts focusing on its two themes: orchestration load and related teacher support tools. The main findings of the workshop showed that (1) a definition of orchestration load requires further elaboration, (2) there are limited ways to measure this notion, and (3) attention should be paid to sharing orchestration load among other actors, e.g., students, intelligent agents, that may facilitate the simplification of activity regulation. Balancing orchestration load among multiple actors may lower the load experienced by the teachers in real-time in authentic educational contexts.

Citation: Amarasighe, I., van Leeuwen, A., Dimitriadis, Y., Martínez-Monés, A., Hernández-Leo, D., Ulrich Hoppe, H.,
Wiley, K., & Martinez-Maldonado, R. (2022). Teacher orchestration load: What is it and how can we lower the burden?
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